About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Apr
13
Tue
6:30 pm FoWL Meeting
FoWL Meeting
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FoWL Meeting @ Five Points Washington Banquet Room C
Would you like to support your library in a very tangible way? Then become a Friend of Washington Library! Meetings are held to take official votes on ways to use the funds raised for the library and to plan fundrasing events. Membership forms are at either loction. The form and dues can be turned in[...]
Apr
15
Thu
4:00 pm Craft Along – Tie Dye Coffee Fil...
Craft Along – Tie Dye Coffee Fil...
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Tie Dye Coffee Filters @ Facebook Live
Join Emily the Young Adult Librarian, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this month’s Teen craft, a Tie Dye Coffee Filters Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Apr. 1 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials[...]
Apr
20
Tue
4:00 pm Craft Along – Seed Bombs
Craft Along – Seed Bombs
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Seed Bombs @ Facebook Live
Join Cassie from the Youth Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this month’s kid craft, Seed Bombs. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Apr. 1 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and instructions[...]
Apr
21
Wed
4:00 pm Craft Along – Shower Poof
Craft Along – Shower Poof
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Shower Poof @ Facebook LIVE
Join Brendan from the Adult Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. He will walk you through how to create this month’s adult craft, a Shower Poof. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Apr. 1 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and[...]
Apr
22
Thu
6:00 pm Tween Edible Terrarium Kit Pick-Up
Tween Edible Terrarium Kit Pick-Up
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tween Edible Terrarium Kit Pick-Up @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Create a dessert almost too beautiful to eat by signing up for a Tween Edible Terrarium Kit! The kit includes the supplies needed to make one terrarium. Kit pick-up will be at the check out desk at the Sunnyland Branch. Kits are first come, first serve. Register by calling 309-745-3023. Want to create with Miss[...]
Apr
29
Thu
6:00 pm Tween How To- Edible Terrarium
Tween How To- Edible Terrarium
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tween How To- Edible Terrarium @ Facebook Live
Join Cassie from the Youth Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE how to event. She will walk you through how to create your own Edible Terrarium. Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Apr. 22 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. You must register for a kit. If you were not able to get a kit, a list[...]
May
31
Mon
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
May 31 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Memorial Day.
Jul
4
Sun
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Jul 4 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Independence Day.
Sep
6
Mon
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Sep 6 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Labor Day.
Nov
25
Thu
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 25 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Thanksgiving.